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Coal Miners Memorial
Mongah Mine,

near East Monongahela,
Forward Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Mongah Mine, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated April 14, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Mongah Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Mongah Mine, near East Monongahela, Forward Twp., Allegheny Co., PA.   The coal miners names have been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper obits, newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, township histories, and names of coal miners submitted by various people, etc..
The Nationalities listed for various miners, are taken directly from "Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA" as reported for the various years.  Those listed as American, could be either native born or naturalized citizens.
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Since 1870, Pennsylvania's Annual Report on Mining Activities has recorded 51,483 deaths from mining accidents-- 31,113 deaths in anthracite mines and 20,370 deaths in bituminous mines.

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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
MONGAH MINE
[ A ]
Allon, Joe
(English Miner, Machine Runner ca.1903, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a blast through a room pillar, in the Mongah Mine, Jan. 20, 1903.)
Anders, John
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1901, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Injured by mine cars, in the Mongah Mine, Feb. 1, 1901.)
[ B ]
Barnes, Staten A.
(Miner, Pit Boss, Monongah No. 1 Mine, of the Monongh Coal & Coke Company, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40.);
(Killed.  Killed at the Monongah No. 1 Mine, run down by mine cars.  Interred in Hopwood.  (from "The Connellsville Courier," Connellsville, PA, Dec. 9, 1898.].)
Besti, Robert
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Leg bruised by being caught between mine cars, in the Mongah Mine, June 19, 1906.)
Billings, Lenversona
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by falling.  Outside the Mongah Mine, Feb. 25, 1906.)
Blackburn, O. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Burns, Michael
(American Miner, Wireman ca.1916, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured. Caught between a rib corner of a shalter hole and and empty trip on the main haulage road, in the Mongah Mine, Jan. 22, 1916.  Died the following day.)
Bysler, Henry
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Injured internally;  caught between a mine car and a coal pillar, in the Mongah Mine, Nov. 19, 1900.)
[ C ]
Carey, John
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 51, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, July 2, 1901.)
Carlson, Chas.
(Swedish Miner, Machine Loader ca.1903, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Injured.  Back slightly injured by a fall of rock, in the Mongah Mine, March 14, 1903.)
Connway, Ezra
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Crisi, Satto
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Hands, face and legs burned by a can of powder expoding in a mine car while they were riding into the mine, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 15, 1906.);
(Mongah Mine Disaster of Sept. 15, 1906.)
[ D ]
Deckon, Mike
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1907, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Leg bruised by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Mongah Mine, March 18, 1907.)
Dehore, Arthur
(French Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1901, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Oct. 30, 1901.)
[ E ]
Ensasive, Philloppe
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, July 20, 1904.)
[ F ]
Francisco, Desderi
(Italian Miner, Machine Loader ca.1903, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Nov. 20, 1903.);
(At Mongah Mine, November 20, Desderi Francisco, loader, was instantly killed by a fall of slate while shoveling coal.  An examination of the place showed the slate to be seemingly properly posted, but the piece that fell upon the deceased was cut by slips, the existence of which was not perceptible until after it had fallen.)
[ G ]
Gammille, James F.
(American Miner, Wireman ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured.  Scalp wounded by a falling timber on the motor road, in the Mongah Mine, Aug. 30, 1906.)
George, Peter
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Mongah Mine, Oct. 1, 1910.)
[ H ]
Harebits, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, July 3, 1900.)
Haywood, Mesheck
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 55, widower.);
(Killed.  Almost instantly killed by a fall of roof coal, in the Mongah Mine, June 28, 1900.  The fall from a cuase unknown, but it is supposed that he was after roof coal.  The deceased was drawing a rib at the mine.)
Hodgon, Adam
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Foot injured by mine car, in the Mongah Mine, May 6, 1905.)
Holloway, James
(English Miner, Mule Driver ca.1904, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken.  Caught between mine cars and an electric locomotive, in the Mongah Mine, July 1, 1904.)
Hornick, Steve
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured. Ankle sprained by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Jan. 3, 1903.)
Huston, William B., Jr.
(Miner, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Huston, William B., Sr.
(Miner, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jordon, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 31, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by an empty mine car on the main hauling road, Dec. 7, 1907. He was riding on the car which the water hauler was bringing out of the mine, when they ran into the motor trip coming in.)
[ K ]
Kean, Jedow
(Italian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1907, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Shoulder bone broken.  He was riding on the front end of a trip, when he slipped and fell, in the Mongah Mine, May 17, 1907.)
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kramer, Jacob
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1909, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Arm cut off by being caught in the bites of a mining machine, in the Mongah Mine, May 17, 1909.)
[ L ]
Leomard, Mike
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Hands, face and legs burned by a can of powder expoding in a mine car while they were riding into the mine, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 15, 1906.);
(Mongah Mine Disaster of Sept. 15, 1906.)
Linsley, Lance
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA.)
Longah, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Loader ca.1904, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 39, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Oct. 3, 1904.)
Lott, Adam
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Injured.  Hips and groin squeezed by being run over by a loaded mine car in an entry, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 11, 1906.)
Louttit, James
(Mine Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for W. H. Brown Sons Company.)
Lukery, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Mongah Mine, Nov. 1, 1907.)
[ M ]
Mash, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Hands, face and legs burned by a can of powder expoding in a mine car while they were riding into the mine, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 15, 1906.);
(Mongah Mine Disaster of Sept. 15, 1906.)
McEachen, C. L.
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Body injured by a mine car, in the Mongah Mine, May 19, 1905.)
McVicker, John
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
McVickers, C. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Micko, Maxim
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Mongah Mine, March 23, 1914.)
Mutchie, Mike
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Hands, face and legs burned by a can of powder expoding in a mine car while they were riding into the mine, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 15, 1906.);
(Mongah Mine Disaster of Sept. 15, 1906.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
Oking, John
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1907, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate while loading a mine car at the face of a room, in the Mongah Mine, May 25, 1907.)
[ P ]
Pasceral, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Hands, face and legs burned by a can of powder expoding in a mine car while they were riding into the mine, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 15, 1906.);
(Mongah Mine Disaster of Sept. 15, 1906.)
Pasgo, Nick
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 14, 1906.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Raffelo, Pancenia
(Italian Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Foot brusied by a fall of roof coal, in the Mongah Mine, June 18, 1906.)
Redman, Clemit
(German Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1905, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle sprained by being caught by a mining machine, in the Mongah Mine, April 27, 1905.)
[ S ]
Sarke, Garbel
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Foot bruised by a fall of coal and slate, in the Mongah Mine, May 22, 1905.)
Sarko, Gabor
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Strained side while lifting a mine car on the track, in the Mongah Mine, March 21, 1906.)
Schafter, Peter
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Hands, face and legs burned by a can of powder expoding in a mine car while they were riding into the mine, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 15, 1906.);
(Mongah Mine Disaster of Sept. 15, 1906.)
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Scovick, Steve.
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Injured.  Foot broken by a fall of slate at the face of the working place, in the Mongah Mine, Nov. 17, 1909.)
Shampko, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken By a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Nov. 10, 1906.)
Slovonick, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured. Back injured.  Caught between a mine car and a rib on an entry, in the Mongah Mine, Dec. 11, 1916.)
Speakman, A. E.
(Superintendent, of the Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, ca.1903, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Spencer, David
(American Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1901, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Foot and arm injured by mine cars, in the Mongah Mine, March 25, 1901.)
Stewart, Frank
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1907, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being crushed between a mine car and an entry [illar while bringing a trip of three cars down the entry, Oct. 9, 1907.  He was riding on the front end of the trip and is supposed to have been making an effort to get off the trip to put in sprags.  He died in thirty minutes.)
Stush, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar, in the Mongah Mine, Nov. 10, 1910.)
Sullivan, Patrick
(Irish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1905, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 68, married.);
(Injured.  Foot sprained by a piece of coal falling on it while lifting it into a mine car, in the Mongah Mine, May 13, 1905.)
Swedo, Andy
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Hands, face and legs burned by a can of powder expoding in a mine car while they were riding into the mine, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 15, 1906.);
(Mongah Mine Disaster of Sept. 15, 1906.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
Vallari, Peter
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Aug. 5, 1903.)
[ W ]
Wallace, George
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Killed.  Killed instantly by a fall of slate at the face of a pillar while undermining, in the Mongah Mine, July 12, 1907.)
Weda, Louis
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle sprained by a fall of slate, in the Mongah Mine, Sept. 5, 1906.)
Willeth, Joe
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Mongah Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Mongah Mine, Jan. 30, 1903.)
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